Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (MAE) at the University of Florida values broad diversity in its community and is committed to anti-discriminatory practices through empowerment and inclusion of all individuals and/or groups.

MAE’s IDEA Committee

The IDEA committee works to facilitate a stronger and more inclusive community by focusing on initiatives and events that recognize, engage, and benefit the MAE community across our Department’s many types of diversity, including (but not limited to): race, ethnicity, age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, educational background, and (dis)ability.

Current members include Lawrence Ukeiley, Jonathan Brooks, Norman Fitz-Coy,Michael Fitzgerald, Dan Guralnik, Carolyn Howard, Alexander Knapp, Sierra McVeigh, Saeed Moghaddam and Malisa Sarntinoranont.   

Incident Reporting

Community Events

A listing of upcoming events which broadly fit into efforts at creating an inclusive and diverse community at MAE can be found here as well as in the MAE Department calendar (https://mae.ufl.edu/).

Previous Events

1st MAE Forum on Race with guests Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, Pastor John Cowart and Dr. Micah Johnson (7/7/2020)

(The recording does not start until we reached the panel discussion but includes all of the discussions as well as the question and answer session.)

 

2nd MAE Forum on Race with guests Mr. Stephen Roberts and Dr. David Prevatt (8/4/2020)

Patricia Jordan’s presentation on Multicultural and Diversity Affairs (12/3/2020)

Contact Us

If you have questions, suggestions or concerns, you may email any of us individually, or email the committee chair at idea@mae.ufl.edu and they will bring it to the committee.